Steve Wozniak Meets Megaupload Founder Kim Dotcom

Macworld Australia Staff
22 June, 2012
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Kim Dotcom, the notorious founder of file sharing website Megaupload, was visited by Apple founder Steve Wozniak on his recent trip to New Zealand – while Dotcom was under house arrest.

Megaupload was shut down under copyright infringement charges by the United States Department of Justice in January, and the same month New Zealand Police placed Dotcom under house arrest. However, that didn’t stop Wozniak from paying him a visit.

“Woz came to see me at my house when I was still under house arrest,” Dotcom said in an interview with TorrentFreak. “He is such a great legend and totally supportive.”

In a post to his new Twitter account on June 20, Dotcom thanked Wozniak for his involvement with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has partnered with Megaupload’s hosting company Carpathia to help Mega-customers retrieve their data.

He also posted a photo on Instagram showing them together – “MegaWoz,” Dotcom wrote. “Great guy & supporter of EFF. EFF is helping to give Mega users their files back. Thanks Woz & EFF.”

Dotcom is currently working on a new project called MegaBox, which will be an application designed to store your music in the cloud. It doesn’t appear that Woz has anything to do with the MegaBox project, visiting Dotcom only to show his support.

In April Kim Dotcom was granted a monthly allowance of NZ$60,000 from his frozen assets, as he awaits a decision on whether he will be extradited to the US to face charges including copyright infringement.



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